The Doha Film Institute Grants Programme 2019

Projects

Grant

Location (s):

  • Online
  • Qatar
  • Worldwide

Overview

The goals of the Doha Film Institute Grants Programme are to identify new talent, seek out new cinematic voices and discover universally resonant stories.

Details

The Institute’s approach is to champion projects that aim to explore, expand and cultivate authentic storytelling, with a keen interest in propelling forward the medium of cinema.

The Programme provides creative and financial assistance for short and feature-length films, subject to eligibility criteria, by Qatari and international first- and second-time directors, as well as established MENA directors. 

Financial support is also available for TV and web series helmed by MENA scriptwriters and directors, subject to eligibility criteria. 

The TV fiction and creative documentary series development grant aims to assist independent screenwriters/producers from the MENA region in developing original serialized content intended for international audiovisual markets, while the web fiction and creative documentary series grant will support independent directors/producers from the MENA region in financing the production of original serialized content for the web.

There are two grant submission cycles annually, in January and July. The next cycle opens 8 July, 2019 and closes at midnight (GMT+3) on 22 July, 2019.

Please submit via the online form, only accessible on this page while submissions are open. Applications sent by email will not be considered.

Opportunity is About:


Eligibility

Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate:

Qatari Applicants

The Institute seeks to strengthen and empower Qatari voices in filmmaking that have the potential to make significant contributions to the art of cinema. Its focus on the growth and evolution of Qatar’s film community includes providing creative and logistical support, as well as financial contribution to filmmakers from Qatar.

In addition to applying for funding through the Grants Programme , Qatari filmmakers with short and feature-length projects at any stage of evolution are invited to contact the Institute year-round at grants@dohafilminstitute.com to discuss grants, co-financing possibilities, internships with international productions, creative development seminars, mentorship initiatives and exhibition opportunities.

International ApplicantsMiddle East and North Africa (MENA)

Development, production and post-production funding is available to first- and second-time directors from the MENA region for feature-length projects. Short films are eligible for production funding only. Established MENA directors may apply for post-production funding for feature-length projects.

Development funding is available to screenwriters from the MENA region for TV series.
Production funding is available to directors from the MENA region for web series.

Non-MENA

Post-production funding is available for feature-length films by first- and second-time non-MENA directors.


Dates:

Deadline: July 22, 2019


Cost/funding for participants:

TV AND WEB SERIES

  • TV Series: Development: up to $20,000
  • Web Series: Production: up to $30,000

FILM

Short Films (up to 30 min)

Narrative

  • Development: up to $5,000
  • Production: up to $15,000
  • Post-Production: up to $10,000

Documentary

  • Development: up to $5,000
  • Production: up to $12,500
  • Post-Production: up to $7,500

Experimental and Essay Films

  • Development: up to $5,000
  • Production/Post-Production: up to $10,000

Feature Films (65 minutes or longer)

Narrative

  • Development: up to $20,000
  • Production: up to $100,000
  • Post-Production: up to $75,000

Documentary

  • Development: up to $15,000
  • Production: up to $75,000
  • Post-Production: up to $50,000

Experimental and Essay Films

  • Development: up to $10,000
  • Production/Post-Production: up to $30,000
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